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Human Needs

Maslow's Theory of Needs
by Vaughn Aubuchon

The chart below summarizes Maslow's "Theory of Needs".
I illustrate the needs as an inverse pyramid.
One cannot progress to the "higher needs" until
one has fulfilled the more "basic needs".

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Chart


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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
1

Physiological needs - Breathing, Thirst, Hunger, Sleep, Sex

2

Security need - Physical Safety - freedom from attack

3

Social need - Interaction with People - belonging, affection, love

4

Psychological Safety Need - Self-esteem, reputation, status

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Cognitive Needs - Need to know and Understand (added later)

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Aesthetic Need - The need for Order and Symmetry (added later)

5

Fulfillment and Self-Actualization Need



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